The University and city hold a wealth of resources and facilities for the study of Islam and the Middle East.
The Islamic Library at IMES
The Library is staffed by student volunteers and during term time is generally open between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Borrowing is not permitted, however there are study areas within the library.
The catalogue is searchable online here.
School-based computing facilities
The Language and Humanities Centre provides staff and students with a variety of editing and recording equipment and manages the School's extensive film collection.
World-class research centres
Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
The Centre is part of a unique network at prestigious universities - four in the UK and the USA (Edinburgh, Cambridge, Harvard, Georgetown) and two in the Middle East (Cairo and Beirut).
Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World
The English Language Teaching Centre
Free to matriculated students, these courses are especially useful for new postgraduates who would like more experience of English in the context of academic-style writing projects.
The Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development
The Institute for Academic Development, provides a range of guidance and training opportunities including, knowledge transfer and exchange, career development, commercialisation, and secondment opportunities.
Close to the University
The National Library of Scotland
As one of the six copyright libraries it receives a copy of every book published in the UK, along with extensive overseas imprints, important manuscript and archival collections and many online resources.